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GNN Ep 4 of 23-24

Here is the last episode of GNN for the 23-24 school year.  Hope you enjoy it and see you all in the fall. GNN Ep 4   GNN Crew

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JH Robotics

The Diller Odell STEM team competed at the ESU 5 robotics competition. This is the 6th year Diller Odell has competed under Mr. Garcia. The team this year was tasked to create a robot to navigate a maze, and to compete as a battle bot. The . . .

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Graduation 2024

The Graduation Ceremony of 2024 is on the Diller-Odell Striv page for viewing.  It will be located in the On Demand.   https://striv.tv/channel/diller-odell/

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Senior Books

The senior's final English projects are in just in time for graduation! They have worked tirelessly this last quarter to put these books together. Each book includes 10 different self-expression essays and 4 projects including a . . .

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Tristan's Senior Sneak

On April 26th, 2024 a group of boys were picked especially by Tristan, who is in the 18-21 program to enjoy a specific senior sneak outing with him.  Tristan moved into the Diller Odell School system at the beginning of the . . .

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Eden's Entourage Activity for April

Eden's Entourage activity for April, Eden took her friends to the Whiskey Barrell in Diller for lunch. After eating lunch, Eden and her friends spent some time at the park. Eden enjoyed swinging and walking around with her friends. To . . .

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Senior Getaway!!

  The senior class of 2024 "snuck" off for 24 hours of fun in Kansas City.  They enjoyed multiple activities including shopping, paintball, Top Golf, bowling, gravity ropes, arcade games, and LOTS of eating.  It . . .

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We Like Math A Latte!!

As the school year is winding down; two things my students' love: my "End of the Year Final" (Look at how hard they are working!!), and when I put the countdown on the board. Not just the countdown for this year.... but they . . .

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Yearbook Staff Small but Mighty!

  With less than two months to go, the yearbook staff is attempting each day to accomplish their tasks.  Many pages have been submitted to the publishing company, but there is still much work to be done before the end of the school . . .

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Freshman Agriscience

  The Freshman Agriscience Class has been learning about Natural Resources and made their own water filters as a way to learn about how the soil acts as a natural filter for our groundwater. They were required to make their water . . .

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March IS Youth Art Month!!

    The 2024 NATA Youth Art Month Exhibit is hung and ready for viewing. Each school is allowed to submit one student for each group, K-6, 7-8, and 9-12th grades. This year DOPS has 2 students with . . .

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Mythology Creations

The World History class recently finished a unit covering Ancient Greece. Part of the unit covered information about Greek Mythology. After learning about some of the Greek gods and goddesses, students created their own Greek gods and . . .

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18-21 Transition Program

The 18-21 Transition Program took a little break from academics and work for a day and had a Beyblade Burst Battle Tournament!!  As the name implies, the Burst System included a gimmick where a Beyblade can "burst" into . . .

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Elementary PE

Throughout the month of February, the Elementary PE classes focused on HEART HEALTHY activities. The classes participated in activities such as Baton, Scooter, and Exercise Ball Relays, as well as Jumping Rope.    We . . .

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Deputy Hager Speaks to Students

School Resource Officer Deputy Hager spoke with the Career Exploration and Personal Finance classes about his careers in both the military and as a policeman. He has so much great insight to share!  Mrs. Kostal

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Eden's Entourage Activity

Eden selected classmates to enjoy an afternoon of watching a movie. The movie was "Free Guy" which she and her classmates picked. Eden also picked popcorn, M&M's, lemonade, and pop to enjoy during her fun afternoon with her . . .

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8th Grade Career Ready

Thursday, I assigned a "Career Readiness" activity for my 8th graders. First, without telling them why, I had students discuss what they thought were important qualities for students to have at school; not just academically, . . .

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STEM T-Shirts

STEM Club

The Diller-Odell STE Club is off and running again this year. We started the year with a group of students going to Kearney to discuss how and what can make our communities better. We did this in partnership with the . . .

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18-21 Years Old Program

On November 15, 2023 the 18-21 year old students traveled to SCC-Milford to join the CRAVE Program to celebrate World Kindness Day.  The CRAVE Program is a   is the ESU 6 / SCC - Milford Transition Program . . .

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Students Studying

It's Finals Week!!

It's FINAL'S WEEK in College Algebra. Trying to give students a "little taste" of college life. Have you ever seen them working so hard? I'm impressed.  Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season!!

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Winter Concerts--Music Notes

Winter Concerts

"Thank you for your attendance at both the elementary concert and the junior high/high school concert. It was wonderful getting to share our music with a receptive, appreciative audience. We look forward to continuing our excellence into . . .

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Government Class

The Senior Government class wrapped up their last unit by creating Videos covering a specific amendment of their choice. Students randomly chose an amendment to do some research and then turned their information into a video using the . . .

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Scientific Technology Class Takes on a Variety of Projects

The Scientific Technology class has been busy completing projects for different people.  Some have been busy making wooden figurines for multiple patrons using a Glowforge, while others have made decals using a vinyl cutter.  Other . . .

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Eden's Entourage Celebrates Eden's Birthday

Eden’s Entourage enjoyed a fun afternoon of swimming at the YMCA. The group then celebrated Eden’s 13th birthday with cupcakes and drinks.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EDEN.

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Halloween Art

This Halloween is full of treats from the Diller Odell Art students.  We started early with the Tim Burton-inspired Portraits in Seventh Grade Art.  We discussed the artistic style of Tim Burton and his work and using a sheet of . . .

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Instructions Not Included

Current students in the Business Communications class created (in their own words) instructions last week.  Their mission was to write clear, concise, instructions so that someone with the least amount of knowledge, would be able to . . .

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Freshmen Geometry

Freshmen geometry students did an activity today dealing with job skills and the similarity with that and school habits/attitudes. We discussed attributes that bosses/managers look for in employees. Do they also relate to school? Being on . . .

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Career Class Field Trip

The Diller-Odell Career class went on a field trip with Mrs. Engleman during her last week of long-term subbing.  They enjoyed donuts and then headed to Lincoln.  They walked UNL-East Campus, UNL-City Campus, and . . .

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Portraits, Flowers and Fish...OH MY!

  Portraits, Flowers, and Fish...OH MY!  The Fifth grade learned about contemporary Canadian visual artist, poet, and creator of the Silbersenze method, Sandra Silberzweig.  They created self portraits using the . . .

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Jefferson County Spelling Bee 2023

On Tuesday, October 10th the Jefferson County Spelling Bee was held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Fairbury.  The junior high competition was held in the morning.  The Diller-Odell students did an excellent job taking 3 . . .

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Mr. Garcia's Science

There has been a lot going on in the Science room this year. The Biology class just finished up a lab to learn about cells and their parts. The class created cells out of food and labeled the parts. They then discussed their cell with . . .

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Eden's Entourage

Eden's Entourage members enjoyed a pizza party that was donated by the Odell Community Market.  Eden and her friends spent the lunch hour together enjoying their special treat. They talked, shared stories, . . .

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Update on Lawn

Mr. Mohr just wanted to thank Mr. Nun’s Plant Science/Horticulture classes who assisted with planting grass in his yard this past spring and in late summer.  In early May and early September of this year, Mr. Nun’s classes . . .

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18-21 Educational Transitional Program

Diller-Odell has started an 18-21 educational transitional program.  Currently, there are three students participating in this program.  The program runs Tuesday - Thursday.  In the morning the students work on academic skills, . . .

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Yearbook Hard at Work

    The 2023-2024 Diller-Odell Yearbook staff consists of three students.  In August, they recruited a few other students to help sell advertisements by phone.  In that time, a record 70 ads were . . .

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Athletics and Academics

Did you know that the United States is one of the few countries that tie together athletics and activities within the school setting?  In most countries, students attend schools for academics and participate in sports on club or travel . . .

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You Butter Believe It!

Mr. Nun's Animal Science class has been learning about dairy products, and made butter as a lab to learn about other dairy products besides milk & cheese. When agitating cream, which is high in fat, the fat clumps will stick together . . .

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For Sale

The Scientific Tech class is selling 7" wooden figurines.  The cost is $15 per figure.  To order send images to tarnold@dillerodell.org .  These will be available all school year.

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High School Band is Growing

"I am excited to continually build our performing arts programs at Diller-Odell schools. Our high school band has hit an all-time high of 39 students, which is very encouraging to see. I look forward to getting more students involved in . . .

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Scrambled Sentences

The 7th graders have been learning what it takes to make a good sentence in English. Here they are working with partners to unscramble the words and correctly make the sentence.

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Pioneer Conference Leadership Day

  Mr. Mezger took students to Peru State college to meet up with other Pioneer Conference peers to learn about leadership.  The day brought some good insight to what great leadership looks like and how to set a . . .

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A Full House

There are 22 juniors and seniors in the College Credit College Algebra class this year!!!! Talk about a packed house! So glad that students are taking advantage of this great opportunity.   

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STEM Club Has Arrived!!

    Diller-Odell Public Schools has recently started a STEM club. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The club will meet once a month to complete activities related to careers in STEM. This . . .

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